JICA to help Syrian refugee students find work, settle in Japan

Jan 10, 2017

JICA to help Syrian refugee students find work, settle in Japan

The government plans to help student-age refugees from civil war-battered Syria, accepted into Japan as exchange students, find jobs and settle in Japan after their courses end, according to sources. Last May, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan would accept up to 150 Syrian ...

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

Jan 8, 2017

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and left rescuers scrambling to find survivors amid the wreckage, opposition activists said. Rescuers and ...

Despite truce, car bomb kills 10 in Assad stronghold

Jan 6, 2017

Despite truce, car bomb kills 10 in Assad stronghold

A large explosion rocked a Syrian government-held coastal town on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens — an attack that was a stark remainder of the prevailing insecurity in the war-torn country despite a nearly week-old cease-fire brokered by Russia and ...